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Study in Nicosia



It is our belief that there is more to being a student than studying. Higher education is about developing your whole personality and participating in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom, library or laboratory. Above all, being a student means experiencing all aspects of life and having fun – and Nicosia is a city made for fun. There will always be plenty of interesting things to do and see. Within a short time you will discover that you will have the whole of Nicosia as your campus.


With a population of 333.800, Nicosia (known locally as Lefkosia) is located in the center of the island and it is the capital of Cyprus and the country’s largest city. Nicosia is the seat of government and the principal diplomatic, administrative and commercial center of the island. Foreign embassies and consulates are also located in Nicosia. A recognized center for global business, Nicosia is also a popular venue for many international seminars and conferences, with an excellent infrastructure including an international conference center.


Nicosia is a city full of contrast and interest. From a centuries-old walled city center that sees monuments in close proximity, to downtown bargain shopping and brand new suburban malls, Nicosia has something for everyone. Moreover, Nicosia offers a wide variety of musical and other cultural events, organized either by the municipality or other organizations.


For those who are interested in sports activities, besides the gym center of the College, there are municipal swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, and running tracks. You can also join a private health club, from those providing fitness classes to all-inclusive sports complexes at major hotels. Hiking and cycling are two other popular pastimes in Nicosia, which offers well-defined and maintained trails.


Situated at the heart of Nicosia, American College gives students the best of both worlds: the cultural world of museums, art galleries and theatres, and the entertainment world of cinemas and late-night clubs, all within walking distance from the College. Moreover, our students are spoiled for choice when it comes to drinking and eating in and around the College. There is an abundance of cafes, pubs, bars, clubs, taverns and a range of local and international restaurants with prices and menus set with students in mind.


Getting around Nicosia is easy. The public transportation system is efficient, with brand new buses serving a wide network of routes. The central bus station is less than a minute walk from American College. Further, there is a bicycle sharing system, which covers the greater Nicosia area, with a station very near to American College. Finally, Nicosia offers a wide range of accommodation, ranging from luxurious establishments to small apartments many of which are within walking distance from the College. Students can either rent a place on their own or share an apartment with other students.



Important Numbers

Ambulance: 199 / 112

Police: 199 / 112

Fire Service: 199 / 112

Hospital Information – Tel: 1400

24-hour Pharmacies 90901412

Nicosia New General: 22 603 000

Nicosia Makareio: 22 405 000



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